An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents and several thousand hours of audio and video footage captured after the 2003 US invasion, has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden
Gen. David Petraeus, who has led US forces in Iraq for more than a year, will be nominated by President Bush to head the command that oversees the Middle East. The command is responsible for the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Washington last week against a macabre backdrop featuring reports of torture, execution, and war. He chose not to notice,... Execution - Torture - War
American commanders in Afghanistan have in recent months urged a widening of the war that could include American attacks on indigenous Pakistani militants in the tribal areas inside Pakistan, according to United States officials.
Iraq's government spokesman, in comments published yesterday, called on Gulf states to cancel billions of dollars owed from loans and upgrade their diplomatic representation in Baghdad.
Americans love their war heroes. It doesn’t matter where the war was fought, why it was fought, how it was fought, or what the war cost. Every battlefield is holy; every cause is just; every soldier is a potential hero. But what is it that turns an o
Iraq-satiated Democrats face a formidable political challenge: If they win in November, can they extricate the country from Bush's illegal war, which apparently can't be won by US military forces and has drained material and psychic resources
In the face of ongoing confrontations between US-Iraqi forces and Shiite militias in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood, US forces began work this week on a concrete barrier to protect against militia intrusions. Other neighborhoods with such walls
A top US general on Sunday warned that the military would strike back after hardline Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr threatened to launch a new uprising by his militia. "I hope Moqtada al-Sadr continues to
Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a "final warning" to the government to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare "open war until liberation." A full-blown uprising by al-Sadr, who led 2
A series of suicide bombings have shown over the past week that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, though battered by defections over the past year, is striking back remorselessly at Sunni Arab leaders who ally themselves to the US.
House Democrats are poised to approve at least $170 billion in new war funding early next month in hopes of maneuvering domestic spending in with it, say lawmakers and aides
NATO forces mistakenly supplied food, water and arms to Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, officials today admitted. A NATO spokesman said the pallets were carrying rocket propelled grenades, ammunition, water and food.
The war in Iraq has become "a major debacle" and the outcome "is in doubt" despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published by the Pentagon's premier military edu
Iraqis often complain about the problems in their country and the government's lack of obvious progress in solving them. But as drivers in traffic-clogged Baghdad learned this week, Iraqi officials are taking action in one area: strict enforcemen
Sad how neocons, and corrupt politicians manipulate the disgraced US military.
Current and former military personnel accounted for about 20 percent of U.S. suicides in 2005, according to a government study.
Ground-crawling US war robots armed with machine guns, deployed to fight in Iraq last year, reportedly turned on their fleshy masters almost at once. The rebellious machine warriors have been retired from combat pending upgrades. [ooops!]
Gen. David Petraeus was explaining why we need to keep on exercising forbearance, and keep on, and keep on. We poured in more troops, we accomplished what we set out to do, and now we can start bringing our troops home—which, after all, was the whole
Five years into the war, the entire country is beginning to feel like it’s trapped on an indefinite stop-loss policy in Iraq, desperate to divest itself of a country whose birth into democracy now resembles a Frankenstein experiment.
Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, pleaded for patience from lawmakers in Washington demanding that the Iraqi government spend more of its windfall oil revenue on the war effort.
Gen. David Petraeus asked a reporter at the war's start: "Tell me how this ends." It's time the American people demanded of President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, and the rest of the War Party: "Tell us how this ends.**QQ*
An Iraqi judicial committee has ordered the release of an Associated Press photographer held by the U.S. military in Iraq for two years and dismissed terrorism-related accusations against him, the news agency said.
In the five years since the war started, the single greatest mistake made by the media was hardly raising a single voice of protest against the 2007 escalation in Iraq -- until it was much too late. As Petraeus Testifies: How Press Helped Bring Him t
Dozens of Afghan men who were previously held by the United States at Bagram Air Base and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are now being tried here in secretive Afghan criminal proceedings based mainly on allegations forwarded by the American military.
The war in Iraq has been more expensive than every other US military conflict except World War II, but President Bush says we haven't spent enough there yet, nor does he think the war is all that costly in relative terms.
U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of forces in Iraq has made it harder for the military to fight conflicts that could arise elsewhere.
7 months after telling Congress that he would offer a plan for reducing the troop presence, the general instead recommended a halt in troop withdrawals after roughly 30,000 "surge" troops leave this summer, followed by at least 45 days to c
Having cheerfully confessed he knows little about economics, John McCain is advancing himself as a foreign-policy president, a "realistic idealist." But judging from the content of his speech, McCain is no more a realist than he is a reflec